What we're about

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For ten years The Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto has been freely sharing the liberating teachings of the Buddha with anyone with an interest to learn. We have lots of opportunities to learn what the Buddha taught and how to practice so we can achieve happiness in this life, happiness in future lives, and ultimately achieve the perfect freedom of enlightenment.

To learn more about our organization and our activities, go to mahamevnawa.ca (http://mahamevnawa.ca/). To learn more about what to expect, go to our main website. (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/what-to-expect)

Although Buddhism has gained popularity in mainstream culture, the opportunities to learn directly the ancient wisdom that the Buddha taught are very rare. Many people don't even know that the words of the Buddha were preserved as he taught them and faithfully passed down for us to study and apply to our lives today. By coming to our events you will get the chance to learn exactly what the Buddha taught and how to apply it to your life. As well, you will get to meet others like you who understand that lasting happiness can't be gained through material wealth.

The collection of sermons taught by the Buddha are organized into five collections called nikayas (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/sutta-pitaka). From them we can learn about the qualities of the Buddha, what he realized on the night of his enlightenment, and the detailed instructions he taught for us to also experience the same happiness that he did. We can learn very clearly about the law of cause and effect that stretches beyond what is visible with an ordinary mind. As well, many of the teachings help us to solve the very ordinary problems we experience in life. For example: how to be successful in business, how to raise our children, how to maintain friendships, how to resolve disputes, and how to gain a good reputation.

Every time you come you will learn directly from the scriptures (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/sutta-pitaka) exactly what the Buddha taught we needed to know to experience lasting happiness.

• If you are already a Buddhist who has faith in the Buddha's enlightenment, you will find a very supportive community to deepen and express this faith.

• If you are a recent convert to Buddhism or never got a good religious education growing up, this is the perfect place to develop your faith in and knowledge of the Buddha's teachings.

• If you are still exploring and want to learn more, you'll find a friendly environment with people who look forward to helping you.

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All of the teachings are done by monks who have been trained in the ancient Buddhist scriptures (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/sutta-pitaka). We are part of the oldest tradition of Buddhism known as Theravada, or Teachings of the Elders. (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/theravada) Our monastery and meditation center is part of and order based in Sri Lanka known as Mahamevnawa (pronounced maha-may-oo-NA-wa). It was founded by our teacher, Vererable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda. To learn more about our organization and our activities, go to mahamevnawa.ca (http://mahamevnawa.ca/). To learn more about what to expect, go to our main website. (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/what-to-expect)

You can download a copy of the devotional service here (http://www.mahamevnawa.ca/images/PDF-Handouts/Vandana2015.PDF).

All the events at our monastery and meditation center are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. We are very family friendly.

You may also be interested our other meetup, Free Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Class/ (https://www.meetup.com/Free-Introduction-to-Buddhist-Meditation-Class/).

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Upcoming events (4+)

Meditate with a Monk (Online)

Online event

When: Every Thursday
Time: 8.00 - 9.00 pm
Cost: free
Language: English
Where: ONLINE on ZOOM
*No need to register

For more info and Zoom Link:
https://www.mahamevnawa.ca/activities.html...

This is a great opportunity to have a peaceful mind after being tired of work throughout the week! Meditation will help you overcome depression and anxiety. Through the Buddha's teachings, you will learn how to be peaceful and calm even in difficult situations in your life.
You will get the chance to meditate and chant with a monk trained in the Theravada tradition. Instructions will be given. You will get online guidance for every meditation that is practiced in the class. Later on, you can download the meditation guidance from the website. After this, you can practice the meditation independently. This program is suitable for all levels of experience. All are welcome. No need to register.
This program is online on Zoom so you are welcome to log in few mins before 8 pm to introduce yourself and learn about the other programs we have.

This is a great opportunity to have a peaceful mind after tired of working over the week or feeling stressed. You get the chance to meditate and chant with a monk trained in the Theravada tradition. Instructions will be given. Suitable for all experience levels. All are welcome.

Sutta Study Session

Online event

Let's learn the great teachings of the Supreme Buddha! Please join our 'Sutta Study Session' Interactive Dhamma Talk and Q&A program, held every Friday onwards from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT Toronto time (Saturday at 6am in Sri Lanka Time). Please join to hear the Teachings of the Blessed One!

Time for other cities:
New York, Atlanta & Florida: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Winnipeg & Houston: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
Saskatoon & Edmonton 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST
Vancouver & California 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

Zoom ID and Link: (Zoom Audio & Video)
https://yorku.zoom.us/j/4160011175
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Alternative Option: (Audio only over the phone)
Dial one of the numbers below:
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May you be well and be happy!

The Marvellous Life of The Supreme Buddha

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Let’s learn about the life of a marvelous human being, the Supreme Buddha. Please join the 'Life of the Buddha Program' every Saturday at 9:30 AM EDT Toronto time.

Below is the Zoom link to the program:

Zoom Link to the program:
1. Zoom Audio & Video:
https://yorku.zoom.us/j/4160011175

2. Audio only over the phone:
Dial one of the numbers below:
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Meditation and Deep Dhamma Class (Online)

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Hello dear friends,

Just a friendly reminder that we have a meditation and Deep Dhamma Class every Saturday at 4 pm on Zoom. We hope to see you there!

Below is the Zoom link to the program:

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85006116091?pwd=M3pyUmRmNlhmanFjek9zVnpYa3FzUT09

Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: 13579

May you all be well and happy!
WeCare4U Team & Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto

Past events (1,036)

Buddhism for Happiness

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